Spicy Lebanese Hummus

Spicy Lebanese Hummus


An authentic hummus recipe that brings the heat!  This spicy Lebanese hummus is a healthy dip perfect for snacking or serving as an appetizer for your next party. 


Authentic Lebanese Hummus

Hummus is one of those things that initially we didn’t think you could mess up. It’s quick and easy to make and it only requires a handful of ingredients.  But, then we tried the hummus from Brooklyn’s famous Sahadi’s market. Hands down, what we were making or buying, didn’t come close.

The reason Sahadi’s hummus is so incredible is because it is truly authentic Lebanese hummus. It’s extra creamy, smooth, and goes down like candy. But it’s also packed with plant-based protein. This Middle Eastern dip really is the best stuff on earth! 


Extra Spicy Flavor

Although traditional hummus has its place and there are definitely times that we need a classic version, this spicy hummus has become our go-to. But be warned, it is spicy. It’s deliciously robust with a fiery finish.  Yum, yum, and YUM.

Furthermore, you don’t need to go out and buy any peppers or other ingredients that you might not have at home because this hot and spicy hummus only requires a handful of dry spices.  Yep, this really is the best homemade hummus, period.



  • Canned Chickpeas Easy to find and the perfect base for this creamy Middle Eastern dip. 
  • Baking Soda Soaking the chickpeas in baking soda and water helps remove the skins from the chickpeas, making the hummus smooth and creamy. 
  • Garlic  –  Garlic adds amazing depth of flavor to this authentic hummus. 
  • Ice Cubes – The ice cubes add moisture and help to make it extra creamy.
  • Tahini Paste  –  Tahini adds oil to the recipe which helps in the blending process along with a nutty flavor. 
  • Lemon  –   Hummus with a slight tart aftertaste is the best, lemon is going to make it happen. 
  • Spices  –  The most important ingredient for this recipe! The cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, and dried dill add amazing heat and flavor. 


FAQ & Spicy Lebanese Hummus Tips:

  • Why is my homemade hummus grainy?

    • The graininess comes from the skin of the chickpeas.  By removing the outer layer as directed in this recipe, your hummus will be extra smooth and creamy. 
  • Is hummus healthy for you?

    • Yes! It’s made with natural ingredients and full of protein thanks to the chickpeas. However, it is not a low calorie food, so just be mindful of your serving size. 
  • Tip 1: Remove the chickpea skin. 

    • Although it takes a minute, this step is so worth it. Simply put the chickpeas in a bowl covered with water and add the baking soda. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then, run them under water, while rubbing them with your fingers to quickly and easily remove the outer skin.
  • Tip 2: Add an ice cube or two while blending the ingredients.

    • This trick will add necessary moisture to your hummus, without the need for excess oil. It also helps make the hummus extra smooth and creamy. 


The Best Spicy Hummus

Hummus really should be in its own food group. It’s satisfying, healthy, and goes great with just about everything. But don’t settle for store-bought hummus, make your own authentic hummus at home with just a handful of ingredients. Snacking will never be the same. Enjoy! 

Finally, if you have made this hummus recipe, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Ingredients for spicy Lebanese hummus on marble  Baking soda being poured into the chickpeas soaking in a bowl of water for easy skin removal

Chickpea skin being removed under running water  Closeup of the chickpea skin being removed for an extra creamy hummus

Chickpeas with a clove of garlic in a food processor  Pureed chickpeas and garlic prior to adding the rest of the spicy hummus ingredients

All ingredients for spicy Lebanese hummus in a food processor prior to blending  Spicy Lebanese hummus garnished with seasonings on a platter with raw vegetables

Spicy Lebanese hummus in a wood bowl  Spicy Lebanese hummus in a bowl with a spoon


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Spicy Lebanese hummus garnished with seasonings on a platter with raw vegetables

Spicy Lebanese Hummus

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 20 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 20 min.
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dip, Condiment
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan


An authentic hummus recipe that brings the heat. This spicy Lebanese hummus is a healthy dip perfect for snacking or serving at your next party!


  • 15 oz. can Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans (Drained)
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 Ice Cubes
  • ¼ Cup Tahini Paste
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 12 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Dill
  • ½ tsp Salt


  1. Place the drained beans into a large bowl and cover with water. Then sprinkle the baking soda into the water. Stir to dissolve and allow to sit for 10 minutes. 
  2. Next, under slowly running water take the skin off each chickpea by softly pinching the pea between your thumb and pointer finger. 
  3. Once all of the chickpeas have been deskinned, add them to a food processor along with the garlic. Blend until well combined and in fine crumbles. 
  4. Next add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor along with the ice cubes. 
  5. Blend on high until very smooth, approx. 4 minutes. 
  6. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!


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